New cranes increase handling capacity at Port of South Louisiana

Courtesy Port of South Louisiana.

The Port of South Louisiana has increased its capacity for handling bulk materials with two new Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Portal Harbor Cranes. The cranes will improve the port’s capacity to handle containers and project cargo, reports L’Observateur.

To accommodate for increased throughput tonnage and the need for efficiency, the port saw the need for new, updated equipment at its Globalplex facility, located in Reserve. As the nation’s leading grain exporter and one of the Western Hemisphere’s largest tonnage ports, the Port of South Louisiana is a sea gateway for international trade and commerce.

“These investments that have been made in the infrastructure at the Port of South Louisiana are not only increasing productivity and efficiencies here at the Port, but they are also creating indirect jobs for Louisiana families,” saya Paul Matthews, chief executive officer. Read the entire story.